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Enterprise Architecture Insights

Digital Transformations are about a lot more than technology.  Organizations that have been successful with Digital Transformation have taken a comprehensive approach that addresses all levels and all dimensions of their Enterprise Architecture (EA).

IT Renaissance partners with our clients to define “Lean” Enterprise Architectures to support their Digital Transformation initiatives.  We also assist our clients in developing pragmatic and cost-effective Enterprise Architecture capabilities.

The Outside-In Perspective begins with understanding where an organization sits within an Industry Ecosystem, and how it evolves.  This is critical for developing an effective Digital Strategy.

   

The Inside-Out definition of an organization’s Business Architecture begins with their  Business Capability Framework.

What is a Lean Enterprise Architecture? 

   

There are two key aspects to the IT Renaissance definition of Enterprise Architecture

   

  • Any Digital Transformation initiative has to include the definition of an organization’s future state Enterprise Architecture based on  Lean Principles

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  • Companies should take a “Lean” approach to defining and documenting their Future State Enterprise Architecture. Create “Just enough” Enterprise Architecture, “Just in Time” to support the value creating Digital Transformation initiatives.

Enterprise Architecture Insights:

Digital Transformations are about a lot more than technology.  Organizations that have been successful with Digital Transformation have taken a comprehensive approach that addresses all levels and all dimensions of their Enterprise Architecture (EA).

IT Renaissance partners with our clients to define “Lean” Enterprise Architectures to support their Digital Transformation initiatives.  We also assist our clients in developing pragmatic and cost-effective Enterprise Architecture capabilities.

What is an Enterprise Architecture?

   

An Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure, business rules, and operation of an organization. It includes a company's Business and IT Architectures.  There are two perspectives for understanding an organization’s Enterprise Architecture:

  

  • the Outside-In perspective; and

  

  • the Inside-Out perspective

The Outside-In perspective begins with understanding where an organization sits within an Industry Ecosystem, and how it evolves.

Our approach to Enterprise Architecture combines Enterprise Architecture concepts with Lean principles, and a more holistic perspective for the Industry Eco-System.

This perspective is critical for developing an effective Digital Strategy to address the threats, and take advantage of the opportunities, created by Disruptive Technologies.

 

The Inside-Out perspective of an organization’s Enterprise Architecture is defined by their Business Capabilities. A Business Capability is an organization’s ability to do something, like pay their vendors. We define a Business Capability as the people, processes, technology, data, assets, and suppliers/business partners that provide outputs of value to its customers.

What about Information Technology? 

   

Information Technology is, of course, a key component of an organization’s

Enterprise Architecture. You can view Information Technology within an organization from two perspectives:

The IT Architecture Perspective -  the Applications, Data, and Infrastructure, that the IT organization delivers to the business.  It also includes the and Support Technologies that IT uses to enhance IT capabilities.

The IT Capability Perspective -  how the IT organization creates, manages and supports the organization’s Enterprise IT Architecture. One could argue that, to be successful with Digital Transformation, an organization’s ability to manage Information Technology is one of their most important supporting capabilities.
What is a Lean Enterprise Architecture? 

   

There are two key aspects to the IT Renaissance definition of Enterprise Architecture

   

  • Any Digital Transformation initiative has to include the definition of an organization’s future state Enterprise Architecture based on  Lean Principles

   ​

  • Companies should take a “Lean” approach to defining and documenting their Future State Enterprise Architecture. Create “Just Enough” Enterprise Architecture, “Just in Time” to support the value creating Digital Transformation initiatives.